New Zealand’s World T20 season got off to a great start when they beat tournament favorites Australia by 89 runs. Devon Conway’s unbeaten 92 runs off of 58 balls won the game for New Zealand, and Mitchell Santer’s three wickets helped the Kiwis defend 201 runs.
New Zealand beat Australia by 89 runs in the first game of the T20 World Cup 2022. It was a great win for them. The hosts, who were thought to be the favorites for the tournament, lost to New Zealand in a one-sided match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Finn Allen got New Zealand off to a great start when he batted first and hit 42 runs in just 16 balls. After his partner was out, Devon Conway took the lead. He scored 92 runs without being out, which helped the team reach 200/3.
From the start of the chase, Australia was no match for the other team. They kept losing wickets, and in the end, they were only able to score 111. Tim Southee and Mitchell Santner, who both took three wickets, were the most effective bowlers. Southee’s seamers were very good at getting wickets, but Santner made the batters make mistakes by making it hard for them to score runs. With the win, New Zealand is now first in Group 1 of the Super 12 stage.
We are all aware of Glenn Maxwell’s love for unorthodox switch hits. During today’s game against New Zealand, he consistently attempted some reverse sweeps and switch hits. He was successful in the previous attempts but got out to Sodhi while playing a simillar shot.
Cricket broadcaster Harsha Bhogle criticized Glenn Maxwell for his obsession with always going for the switch hits.
Harsha Bhogle tweets: “Can’t understand Maxwell’s obsession with trying to be a left hander.”
Can't understand Maxwell's obsession with trying to be a left hander.Advertisement
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 22, 2022
Because he is good at those switch hits…Advertisement
— AK (@rwamit) October 22, 2022
His whole career is based on “Only if he had done this or done that” then he would have had a legendary career but there is no place for IFs & BUTs in cricket 😅
— Himanshu (@cricfbten) October 22, 2022Advertisement
He can clear covers with his switch hit. Problem is that when it comes off, everything seems normal. When it doesn't, ppl start questioning his methods.Advertisement
— Vikram (@vikkram1995) October 22, 2022
Maybe 12 runs for a switch hit maximum! pic.twitter.com/KYt3OkPUHh
— Rahul Sharma (@CricFnatic) October 22, 2022Advertisement
Felt like every second ball todayAdvertisement
— Sam (@SamSamarbe) October 22, 2022
Only a player who attempts to play that shot can understand why and how frequently he chooses to play that shot.
Moreover, it largely depends on who's bowling to you.Advertisement
— Mohit 🏏 (@ImMohitChatwani) October 22, 2022
he’s mighty effective at the switch hit..what’s the problem
— Salaar (@caniyaar) October 22, 2022Advertisement
He was trying to be different from the other Maxwell, who gave the right hand current ruleAdvertisement
— Namit Sharma (@FirstNamit) October 22, 2022
Being right hander and switching enables him to play the ball outside leg (post switching) and allows for extra bat swing. This has resulted in great success however overdoing this has its downfall as it’s not only him who is in the contest of bat and ball
— Ankit Chourdia (@AnkitChourdia) October 22, 2022Advertisement